Special Issue "Shared Mobility and Sustainable Transportation"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Junfeng Jiao
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Guest Editor
Urban Informatic Lab, School of Architecture, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: smart cities; shared mobility; GIS and spatial analysis; urban and transportation planning
Dr. Amin Azimian
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Guest Editor
Urban Informatic Lab, School of Architecture, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: smart cities; shared mobility; GIS and spatial analysis; urban and transportation planning
Dr. Haizhong Wang
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Guest Editor
School of Civil and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331, USA
Interests: transportation system planning; travel behavior analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Shared mobility has grown significantly over the past few years as a result of increased commitment to creating more sustainable transportation as well as advances in location-based services, and mobile technologies. To date, several environmental, social, and transportation-related benefits have been reported from the use of shared mobility modes. For instance, numerous studies have reported economic benefits, and changes in vehicle usage, ownership, and vehicle miles traveled. However, most impacts are quantified in the context of public transit and carsharing.

With the fast development of technologies (e.g., big data, smart sensors) and emergence of micromobility devices (e.g., e-scooters, e-bikes), people are provided with more mobility choices to make short trips. Nevertheless, our understanding of their socio-economic impacts on our community remains limited. In addition, the extent to which the micromobility devices affect current and future urban infrastructures are unknown. Hence, an accurate assessment of socio-economic impacts will help governments and decision makers to manage and respond to the challenges of the transition from current to future states.  This Special Issue aims to bring together theoretical and empirical studies on outcomes of new shared mobility and micromobility devices across urban areas around the world.

We invite papers that address a range of topics related to shared mobility and sustainable transportation. We are striving to contribute to the scholarly and practical knowledge relevant to both urban planning and sustainable transportation. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Socio-economic impacts of micromobility devices
  • Micromobility and potential changes in current and future urban infrastructures
  • Shared mobility and users’ characteristics
  • Shared mobility and air pollution;
  • Shared mobility and traffic safety;

To facilitate the development of this Special Issue, special sessions will be hosted at the International Association of China Planning (IACP) annual conference in July 2021 (tentative and subject to change). Please note, however, that this Special Issue is open to all scholars, regardless of their participation in the special sessions.

Dr. Junfeng Jiao
Dr. Amin Azimian
Dr. Haizhong Wang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • shared mobility
  • sustainable transportation
  • environment
  • travel behavior
  • economic impact

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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